In 1997, the classic game developer Westwood Studios released Blade Runner, a video game adaptation of the classic cyberpunk movie directed by Harrison Ford. After its launch, the game was a critical and commercial success, and quickly became a classic in the genre that nailed the atmosphere and atmosphere of its source material. But as time went by, legal disputes and rapid changes in technology kept the game firmly in the past, making it difficult to play on new platforms. But now, the GOG digital distribution platform has returned the game to the market.
More than 22 years after its launch, Westwood Studios Blade Runner is now available on modern PCs through GOG. Just revealed during the winter sale of the digital distribution platform, the cyberpunk adventure game can now be played, without DRM, at the GOG for the low price of $ 10. Thanks to the winter sale, that price drops to $ 9 Limited Time.
See Blade Runner in GOG
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Set before and during the events of the 1982 film, you play as Ray McCoy, a blade runner who is looking for rebel replicators hiding in alternative Los Angeles of 2019 (yes, the game and the film were developed in 2019, now turning them in period pieces). When telling an original story, explore many of the same places while rubbing shoulders with the characters that return while discovering a great conspiracy that involves replicators and corporations. With more than 10 different endings, many of his choices and interactions with other characters will lead to different paths for McCoy to follow.
The remarkable thing about this adaptation is that it brought several actors and other creatives from the film. In particular, Sean Young, Joe Turkel and William Sanderson returned to repeat their roles as Rachel, Edwin Tyrell and J.F. Sebastian, respectively. Since its launch, it has become a kind of lost game due to being caught in a legal limbo and outdated software.
The only way to play Blade Runner today was to have the original game discs or run them through highly modified emulated game files. Fans of classic online adventure games teamed up to build a modified engine known as ScummVM, which allows newer PCs to run Blade Runner and other games in that style of the past. In a press release, a GOG representative stated that this port would not have been possible without the ScummVM community.